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Barba Roja Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Central American, Costa Rican
About
A Manuel Antonio tradition since 1975, Barba Roja Restaurante is the local hangout, as well as the best sunset view in the area. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. Please join us for Happy Hour every day from 4-6. Every Tuesday and Friday we have live music, Wednesday is ladies night and karaoke. Enjoy our 5 big screens every day with your favorite sports programming. We offer a variety of cuisines from around the world at good prices.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $38
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Central American, Costa Rican
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews sushi ribs burger caribbean chicken salad ceviche fries snapper rice happy hour live music friday night on tuesdays great view on tap beautiful sunset costa rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I ventured out one evening from hotel to try restaurants in this area. Restaurant is open and spacious with many tables plus a sports bar on the side with flat screen for TV sports. The main dining area has a small stage that hosted a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BYN2019
Reviewed 2 days ago

The view of the sunset here is the best!!! The food was good and the prices were reasonable. Definitely worth a happy hour visit.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TravellingBee338
Reviewed 1 week ago

In fairness to the restaurant, I went at night when I couldn't appreciate the view, which is supposed to be one of the selling points. With that said, the food was pedestrian. The patacones were very average, not much crispiness, lacking in flavor. The ceviche...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mjbarahona
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here while in Manuel Antonio. The food was good (chicken fillet, and spinach pasta) but the sunset definitely was a highlight. Service was a bit slow and not as friendly as some of the other places we’ve been to in Costa Rica. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KRWeng
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our most flavorful meal in Costa Rica here - surprisingly because we went to some other places that were more highly rated. Also surprisingly, the drinks were disappointing. Seems like a bar would have those two reversed. It wasn't fine dining, but it...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lisa d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family ate here new year's day. Despite reading good reviews and getting to see another beautiful sunset, the dining experience was the worst we have had. We are well traveled and have realistic expectations when eating outside of North America or other gastro destinations....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Voyage778118
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here yesterday had a good time food is great, i recommend this place it haves an amazing ocean view with a beautiful sunset

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Esteben69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised by my experience here. In a sea of restaurants claiming to have great food and the best sunset views, Barba Rojo delivers on both. The service was top notch, the quality of the food was pleasing and I found the prices...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank amitchella
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoy their hot sauce and ribs. We went twice for dinner, the first time the service was almost the worst I've ever had. But the food was great. The second time had much better service. Just be careful, the waiters never mention the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank uptolinc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place to go chill out and watch the sunset. We went on burger night and they were very reasonably priced (two for one). Their fries are deliciously crispy and they make a homemade smoked hot sauce that is to die for....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sarah_Renee93
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DiLav03
March 26, 2018|
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Response from aw504 | Reviewed this property |
Most of the tables have a great view, and there is a bar with a full view you could wait if they don't take reservations.
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Dorit A
February 16, 2018|
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Response from LauraW436 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure! Drop them a message! They have fantastic views from this venue so I’m sure it will be fab!
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lindseykr
November 17, 2017|
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Response from georgemaynard3 | Reviewed this property |
Live music is great but call for times
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